I made my way through college painting sideshow banners and continued into the mid-90s. The banners showed on the midways and in galleries. The Human Blockhead was always one of my favorites.
This is the Palace of Illusion show, owned by the late Tim Deremer. The banner line had sixteen 7'x8' banners, plus the 17' entrance banners. Some of the original banners are still touring.
The Elephant Skin Boy and Serpentina, 1981, painted for the Palace of Illusion.